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"Tonight My Gun Is Loaded": Poetic Dueling In Arabia
at weddings, festivals, and similar public occasions to entertain spectators with their verbal jousts. Encouraged by eager audiences and by an accompanying chorus that repeats their improvised verses, the competing poets can stay up singing and playing until...
The German Orchestra System: An Account of the German Orchestra in its Culture, with Comparisons to the American Symphony Orchestra
This paper attempts to give a firm understanding of the German orchestra system, including what kind of orchestras exist in Germany; what kind of music they play; how they are organized; where money to support them comes ...
A Select Guide for Swedish Choral Music of the Post-World War II Era
In Sweden, folk music has been the source of inspiration for choral writing and the church the source of encouragement for singing and choral music. The golden age of Swedish choral music came about as a direct result of ...
A Study of the American Piano 1850-1929
The purpose of this paper is to discuss a portion of the piano's history, the period of development in America between 1850 and 1929. During this eighty-year period, piano construction underwent significant change as ...
An Investigation of the Effects of Teacher Prepared Programmed Tapes, Designed to Enhance Student Listening Abilities on Aural Concept Identification Tasks
The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of post-instruction achievement by 9-10 year old students, in a single school in Silverdale, Washington, who were instructed with teacher-prepared instructional tapes. ...
Schubert Symphony No. 1: A Performance Project
This paper will examine the many ambiguous notations in Schubert's manuscripts which have led to widespread confusion and variations in modern performances. By comparing and contrasting views of the editors of both the ...
Barbara Allen and the English Ballad in Appalachia: Adaptations and Transformations
The purpose of this study is to examine the eighteenth-century English Child ballads and "Barbara Allen" which survived in the Appalachian region of the United States.